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Food for Flying

Recent decades have seen airlines paring down the services they offer customers, but that has begun to change as the market has tightened up once...


Networking with Other Manufacturers

Industry trade shows are often a competitive field where few of the vendors are interested in anything more than selling their own wares. The airline...


Industry News and Improvements

Airline industry trade shows are not just about showing off the latest plane parts. They are about what is new within the industry. Materials are...


Buying and Selling at Air Industry Shows

The main goal of the vendor at an airline trade show is to sell their wares. They are also seeking leads to buyers who may...


Airplanes are complex machines that must meet rigorous safety standards. There are many important mechanical and electronic exhibitors at airline industry trade shows. Large exhibitors are often the manufacturers of the basic plane body and the working parts. Engine manufacturers are a mainstay at these trade shows. Whatever plane body a customer chooses, they will need an engine to get it off the ground. Mechanical and electronic parts for airplanes are seldom seen by the general public. Fortunately, those who purchase planes understand these are important exhibitors and look for their booths.

Interior designers often attend trade shows with their vision of comfortable and efficient seat and cabin designs. Even food vendors specializing in airline food, attend airline industry trade shows. They are all competing for large contracts with major airlines and viable contracts with smaller local air services. Perhaps the most important vendors of all are the ones specializing in aircraft maintenance.